Training Locations

Training Locations

Training Locations

Public parks are great for basic dog training. Here are some of my favorite spots.

Public parks are great for basic dog training. Here are some of my favorite spots.

Public parks are great for basic dog training. Here are some of my favorite spots.

Dog training in public spaces

Where we meet depends on what we're working on, weather, park availability, and other factors. While in these areas we'll need to be mindful of others and respectful of the space itself. That means cleaning up poop, preventing digging, and staying on leash in most situations. Expect possible dog interactions and the occasional need to relocate. You are responsible for your dog – their safety, their health, and their actions.

Bring: ☑️ Poop bags ☑️ Water & bowl ☑️ 6ft leash ☑️ 20+ ft long line

Joseph Carrasco Park: Oceanside

A large grassy space not bordered by streets so better for off-leash work. Popular with locals so be ready for dog encounters. No shade, bathrooms, or water.

2506 Skylark Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054

Bressi Ranch Gazebo Park: Carlsbad

A moderately busy neighborhood park next to the Boys & Girls Club. Visited by typically well behaved dogs but typically low traffic. Petco is just a block away too. Limited shade, no bathrooms, or water.

A moderately busy neighborhood park next to the Boys & Girls Club. Low traffic. Typically well behaved dogs. Right next to a small Petco store. Limited shade, no bathrooms, or water.

2730 Bressi Ranch Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Acacia Neighborhood Park: San Marcos

A low traffic but large park situated off W San Macros Blvd near Bressi Ranch. Park on Acacia Drive right when you pull into the neighborhood. Some shade, no bathrooms, no water.

A moderately busy neighborhood park next to the Boys & Girls Club. Low traffic. Typically well behaved dogs. Right next to a small Petco store. Limited shade, no bathrooms, or water.

1996 Acorn Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078

Simmons Family Park: San Marcos

Excellent neighborhood park at the top of a hill. Enter the park from the parking lot and walk your dog on sidewalk the loop. There's another small field in the south westerly part of this park where I set up. Some shade, bathrooms, and water available.

A moderately busy neighborhood park next to the Boys & Girls Club. Low traffic. Typically well behaved dogs. Right next to a small Petco store. Limited shade, no bathrooms, or water.

2180 Rocky Point Way, San Marcos, CA 92078

Rancho del Oro Community Park: Oceanside

Large park with sports complexes. There's a grassy area north of the tennis courts that is typically available and less crowder. Alternatively there's a section just east of the tennis courts where we can train. Some share, bathrooms, and water available.

A moderately busy neighborhood park next to the Boys & Girls Club. Low traffic. Typically well behaved dogs. Right next to a small Petco store. Limited shade, no bathrooms, or water.

Magee Park: Carlsbad

The large lawn adjacent to the Army and Navy Academy provides some shade and access to public bathrooms nearby. It's next to a busy street so expect to be on a leash. NOTE: Dogs are not technically allowed here. I use this part as a meeting spot to walk into the Carlsbad Village to practice loose-leash walking.

258 Beech Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008